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RE: Fifth Wheel cameras and tow vehicle

With the NAVTV setup, the Ford system can activate the rear trailer camera in drive or reverse. With the system it can do it at any time or speed. Very nice and easy to install.
howardwheeler 10/12/19 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Does an absorption refrigerator need winterizing

Thanks. I thought that might be the case then started wondering about the water in the system.
howardwheeler 10/04/19 03:45pm Fifth-Wheels
Does an absorption refrigerator need winterizing

Since an ammonia based fridge has water in the system, does it need some form of winterization? Our camper will spend its first winter in really cold temps. Northern Idaho can get down to minus 35. It’s always wintered in Texas before, so the question has never arisen. If it needs some protection the only thing I could think of is to leave it plugged in on a setting that will cause it to run periodically since you can’t get into the system. I am assuming nothing is required, or I’d be hearing of more problems with these types of fridges. So the ammonia must act as an antifreeze. Am I correct? I don’t want a bad fridge come spring.
howardwheeler 10/04/19 03:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Power Gear slide sticking

It seems pretty level. The odd thing is that the floor of the trailer itself seem to be dropping off passed the support of the main frame. It’s like some outriggers that should support that portion of the floor from the main frame to the outside wall are not holding it up.
howardwheeler 08/01/19 10:17pm Fifth-Wheels
Power Gear slide sticking

Warning: this will be very boring to anyone that does not have an old Power Gear Slide. Read no further or at least do so at your own risk. This will be difficult—perhaps impossible—to explain, and it will be rare that any would be able to identify the problem without being here. But....my trusty old trailer, a fifth wheel Alpenlite Portofino Villa, has a 18 foot or so Power Gear slide in the kitchen that hold cabinets and the refrigerator. Quite a few months ago I noticed a slight pop whenever I extended the slide not long after I began extending it. That has now turned into a large bang when it lets loose, but now often completely hangs up on the top of its front corner. I have discovered that when the slide begins to extend the bottom of the slide starts moving but the top goes up slightly so that the top edge of the slide actually jams up against the outside trim piece. If, while extending, I push on the upper edge of the slide on the inside so it goes out at the same time as the bottom, then it goes out without a problem. We have crawled underneath and can detect no problems with the actual slide mechanism. All gears and rollers seem fine. But it seems there should be some kind of internal slide in the middle to hold the slide up that maybe is not there. This seems impossible to explain in any kind of understandable way, so I’m basically fishing for someone who has a large Power Gear slide and knows how they work and what kind of slides they might slide on. I have found one nylon slide underneath the slide between it and the floor but can’t see any other ones. Has anyone who ventured to read this far any insight?
howardwheeler 07/27/19 03:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

I did not know the 2011 integrated brake controller did not have the electric over hydraulic setting. I had a 2012 before I got my 17. It would seem the adapter from eTrailer would be necessary. The Titan in my research and experience is the best fit for the Kodiak retrofit. Thoroughly pleased with the transformation on my 16,000 lbs trailer. Night and day.
howardwheeler 07/17/19 07:27am Tech Issues
RE: Disappointed in Disc Brakes

Make sure (which you probably already have done) that your system is set to hydraulic over electric, not just electric. I have the Kodiak with the Titan pump, and it works great! The best modification I've ever done to my somewhat heavy trailer.
howardwheeler 07/16/19 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Subaru Ascent, VW Atlas, or Rav4 Adventure for light towing?

Have you looked at the Honda passport? Add an automatic transmission fluid cooler and it will tow 5000 lbs and is a very roomy five seater.
howardwheeler 07/08/19 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
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